DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2013) - Acquinity Sports has signed top United States amateur boxer Albert "Prince" Bell to to an exclusive promotional contracts, the second-year company announced yesterday.
The 20-year-old Bell, fighting out of Toledo, Ohio, will be fighting in the featherweight division as a professional. He captured gold medals in the 132-pound class at the 2011 National PAL and 2012 National Golden Gloves tournaments. The 6-foot boxer fell short of qualifying for a position on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, losing in the trials to the eventual lightweight U.S. Olympian, Jose Ramirez.
"We are very happy to be joining Team Acquinity Sports" Bell said. "I know I have to work hard, but we're sure the best decision was to come to Florida and join Acquinity Sports."
"This opportunity to work with Mr. Jonas and Mr. Rivalta is something that we appreciate, knowing that together, we will develop a great talent like Albert in his professional boxing," added Venky Cantua, who manages Bell with his father, Francisco Cantua, Sr. "He had an impressive amateur career and we know that, in his professional debut, boxing fans will appreciate his talent."
As an amateur, Bell defeated boxers who are now solid pro prospects, such as Toka Kahn-Clary (5-0, 4 KOs), Kendo Castaneda 3-0, 1 KOs) and Pedro Duran (1-0, 1 KO).
"Acquinity Sports is the home for the future of boxing," Acquinity Sports CEO Gary Jonas remarked. "We not only have in mind our goals, but also to provide all of our fighters with all the resources necessary for them to achieve their goals, in a friendly atmosphere where they can exploit their skills. This is America's future home of boxing."
"Bell joins a talented group of talented group of young fighters, including Hylon Williams, Dominque Dolton and Claudio Marrera," added Henry Rivalta, Acqunity Sports Vice President of Boxing Operations. "We're developing these young warriors into sensational fighters. Gary and I are working tirelessly to build a stable of fighters who will be in major fights during the coming years."
Bell is the latest addition to Acquinity Sports' growing world-class stable fighters, led by IBF super featherweight champion Argenis "The Thunderstorm" Mendez and two-time, two-division world champion Joan "Little Tyson" Guzman (33-1-1, 20 KOs), and including world-rated contenders such as WBA #2 featherweight Claudio "The Matrix" Marrero (14-0, 11 KOs), WBC & WBA #3 Ed "The Lion" parades (32-3-1, 21 KOs), WBA light heavyweight Emberto "El Don" Savigne (11-1, 8 KOs), and WBA #6 bantamweight Juan Carlos Payano (1`2-0, 6 KOs).
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